When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they were expecting their first child, her mother, Doria Ragland, very quickly issued a statement through Kensington Palace that she was very happy about the lovely news and was “looking forward to welcoming her first grandchild.” Meanwhile, her estranged and press happy father, Thomas Markle, has remained mum — could the reason be that she refused to tell him personally she was having a baby?
Markle has made some pretty controversial comments about the royal family ever since Markle tied the knot with Prince Harry. And with his penchant for running to the press when anything happens, it is no wonder they would be wary of telling her father the happy news.
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While Thomas has gone as far as saying the royal family is like a cult, you won’t catch Meghan and Harry – or the rest of the royal family – responding to anything he has said.
Inside sources claim that Markle does not want to engage in a war of words with her father. Markle believes it is fruitless to respond to Thomas’ comments and does not want any member of the royal family to defend her. Markle was afraid something like this would happen and thinks it is sad that her father is caught up in a media storm.
“Meghan doesn’t think it’s a fair game between her father and the media so she’s not going to engage in it or instruct anyone on her behalf to set the record straight,” the insider dished.
Although Markle is determined to remain quiet, other members of the royal family are not sure what to do. According to Cosmopolitan, Prince Charles understands what Markle is going through and fully supports her decision to not engage Thomas.
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Queen Elizabeth, however, is not happy with the added attention and wants to put an end to the drama as soon as possible. There’s no telling how the royal family will respond if Thomas keeps it up, but it does not look like he’s going to slow down anytime soon.
Meghan’s estranged sister Samantha Markle has also been a sore spot for the entire royal family. But after being turned away at the gates of Kensington Palace, it seems she has finally learned her lesson, and upon hearing the news that Meghan was expecting, she suggested that everyone leave them alone and let this be a happy occasion.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are currently down under for an official visit to Australia.